Curious to know how your local school ranks in terms of graduation rate?
Yesterday the federal government released the rates for most districts nationwide, and the KC Education Enterprise has sorted out the information for schools in our metro area. These are numbers for the 2010-2011 academic year, which are the most recent available. That was the first year all districts reported graduates using the same calculation method. According to the U.S. Department of Education:
Previously, the variety of methods states used to report high school graduation rates made comparisons among states unreliable. While the new measure is not comparable to previously reported rates, it provides a more accurate snapshot of high school graduation and can inform schools’ efforts to improve going forward.
Across the metro area, graduation rates range from 11 to 97 percent.
If you see a notation such as “PS” or “GE 95” next to your school, the class was so small that the rate has been withheld to protect student privacy. For medium-size classes, a range — such as “90-94” — is provided for the same reason.
Below the graduation rate charts, we have listed the ten top-performing schools as well as the ten lowest-performing, for which numbers are available.
Schools with the highest graduation rates in the metro area:
- Blue Valley West High
- Olathe Northwest High School
- Blue Valley High
- Staley High
- Blue Valley Northwest High
- Blue Valley North High
- Mill Valley High School
- Platte County High
- Park Hill South High
- Shawnee Mission East High
Schools with the lowest graduation rates in the metro area:
- Grandview Sr. High
- Van Horn High
- Southwest Early College Campus
- J C Harmon High
- Central High
- Northeast High
- East High School
- Fairfax Campus
- Insight School of KS at Hilltop Ed Center
- Ruskin High
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